New York State Law Targets Donor Confidentiality

The state of New York has a law on the books that targets the confidentiality of donors to 501(c)(4) nonprofits, those focused solely on social welfare. While that definition is broad, and the Tea Party is such a nonprofit, the problem is that the New York law essentially puts up what some refer to as […]

Federal Cuts Might Hurt Existing Contracts in NYC

Since Donald Trump won the U.S. election, there has been concern in the nonprofit field that his proposals could result in less federal funding, which seems likely. But for most nonprofits, this is a future problem, one that requires looking for other funding opportunities to supplant or replace that funding. But for nonprofits in New […]

Metropolitan Museum Director Resigns

As of June 30, 2017, Metropolitan Museum Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell will resign from his position in order to “pursue new challenges beyond the Met, always in service of art, scholarship, and understanding,” according to a press release from the museum. Daniel Weiss, the Met’s president and chief operating officer will be serving […]

Does Donald Trump Give Any Money to Charity?

Donald Trump runs a charitable foundation called the Trump Foundation. It is based in New York and it was started in the 1990s. Initially, Donald Trump was the sole donor to the charity, but over the years he has donated less and less while other donors that he has been loosely affiliated with have donated […]

New York Charity Execs Used Taxpayer Funds for Bonuses

The Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership is in hot water with the Department of Health and the Department of Education, according to DNAInfo New York. The organization, which is dedicated to helping women and young children, especially in Harlem, is being accused of squandering money on bonuses for executives, while failing to uphold a $4.3 million […]

Star Wars-Inspired Runway Fashion for Charity

The Force is headed toward Bloomingdale’s and a few top fashion designers are taking runway inspiration from the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to make outfits that will be auctioned for charity. In celebration of the movie, Disney Consumer Products and Bloomingdale’s will be joining forces with a group of designers for a […]

Refoundry Helps Former Inmates Create Home Furnishings and Build New Lives

Two-thirds of people released from prison are rearrested within three years, according to the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. One non-profit organization is aiming to change that and has established a way to employ former prisoners, turning them into entrepreneurs. Refoundry, an innovative Brooklyn nonprofit, trains former […]

“Fight For 15” Movement Growing Strong in New York

Last week New York’s Wage Board made a bold and unprecedented decision by approving a $15 minimum wage for the state’s 200,000 fast food workers. This is the first industry-specific wage increase in the state’s history. It’s a major win for the “Fight for 15” movement, comprised of low income workers and labor activists fighting to raise […]

Substance Abuse Programs for NYC Youth Likely to Lose Funding

Due to changes in a New York state agency’s process for awarding grants to programs dealing with substance abuse prevention, many youth organizations are set to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding. The New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, or OASAS, has developed a new set of guidelines that many […]

Study Ranks Quality of Charity Markets Across Country

A lot of factors go into charity work, and a lot of factors go into evaluating charities. A recent study of the 30 largest charity markets–that is, the cities that have the largest philanthropic effect–has some interesting information to share. The 30 markets, which were reviewed by charity watchdog Charity Navigator, account for 65% of […]